$11 Billion And Counting: Trump's Border Wall Would Be The World's Most Costly

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    JonLP
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    The pricetag for President Trump’s border wall has topped $11 billion — or nearly $20 million a mile — to become the most expensive wall of its kind anywhere in the world.

    In a status report last week, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is overseeing wall construction, reported that $11 billion has been identified since Trump took office to construct 576 miles of a new “border wall system.”

    And the Trump administration is on the hunt for funding to build even more. The Department of Homeland Security has asked the Defense Department to come up with money for 270 additional miles of border wall that DHS says is needed to block drug smuggling routes on federal land. The Pentagon is studying the request, which did not come with a dollar figure.

    If the Trump administration completes all of the wall projects it has set in motion, three-quarters of the U.S. southern border would be walled off from Mexico. The government inherited about 650 miles of border structures erected under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

    https://www.npr.org/2020/01/19/797319968/-11-billion-and-counting-trumps-border-wall-would-be-the-world-s-most-costly

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    mrdmk
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    Another Republican Bridge to NoWhere

    If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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    N2Doc
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    Hey! all that graft and corruption don’t pay for itself, now!

    One can guarantee that a significant percentage of these costs will find their way into the pockets of the RNC and Trump, inc.

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